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    A LEVEL prediction; A*AA (Economics,English Lit,History)

    Say I do well in LNAT and my personal statement is good, will I stand a good chance to get into these universities for law? It’s a competitive course and I’m scared my GCSE’s may be a disadvantage compared to others. Thanks guys...
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    Well LSE doesn't look at LNAT so you may get a rejection from them since you don't have any A*'s at GCSE. I think you should be good for an offer from KCL maybe UCL depending on your LNAT but your predicted grades meet the requirements so I don't see why not
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    (Original post by ChemistryGuy1998)
    Well LSE doesn't look at LNAT so you may get a rejection from them since you don't have any A*'s at GCSE. I think you should be good for an offer from KCL maybe UCL depending on your LNAT but your predicted grades meet the requirements so I don't see why not
    Will LSE take into consideration that my school was a low achieving one. My grades were still good enough to be top 9% in the year.
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    (Original post by Markdownin)
    Will LSE take into consideration that my school was a low achieving one. My grades were still good enough to be top 9% in the year.
    yep they'll take into account context and mitigating circumstances, did you sit any AS's?
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    (Original post by ChemistryGuy1998)
    yep they'll take into account context and mitigating circumstances, did you sit any AS's?
    No. I just got my predicted grades. Do you think that if I got A*A*A as prediction I could apply to LSE?
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    (Original post by Markdownin)
    No. I just got my predicted grades. Do you think that if I got A*A*A as prediction I could apply to LSE?
    Probably yes since your school is low achieving (and I assume in a less affluent area). Just to put it in context I'm applying for LSE (Law LLB), having already achieving A*A*A in A-levels as I'm on a gap year. Got 6 A*'s, 3 A's and 1 B at GCSE/IGCSE.
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    (Original post by Markdownin)
    No. I just got my predicted grades. Do you think that if I got A*A*A as prediction I could apply to LSE?
    meh

    Try it, don't be surprised if you get an early rejection. They expect the majority of GCSEs to be A*s, and I don't know whether your school was bad enough to compensate for that (LSE has POLAR data on your postcode, so they can fine tune their expectations according to how bad your school actually was). Good predictions (I'd suggest doing an EPQ if available, just to show that you can deal with the extra workload). PS plays a big role, so make sure you're covered on that front.

    It's a shame that, with the idiotic decision to scrap AS, you've lost a chance to compensate for your GCSE grades
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    meh

    Try it, don't be surprised if you get an early rejection. They expect the majority of GCSEs to be A*s, and I don't know whether your school was bad enough to compensate for that (LSE has POLAR data on your postcode, so they can fine tune their expectations according to how bad your school actually was). Good predictions (I'd suggest doing an EPQ if available, just to show that you can deal with the extra workload). PS plays a big role, so make sure you're covered on that front.

    It's a shame that, with the idiotic decision to scrap AS, you've lost a chance to compensate for your GCSE grades
    I never thought my GCSE’s were as poor as being have to justify them.
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    I never thought my GCSE’s were as poor as being have to justify them.
    The majority of people who get offers from LSE have at least 6-8 A*s at GCSE, so while your grades are by no means bad, they’re not realistically good enough for LSE without mitigating factors.
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    The majority of people who get offers from LSE have at least 6-8 A*s at GCSE, so while your grades are by no means bad, they’re not realistically good enough for LSE without mitigating factors.
    I heard that was Oxbridge only? Also what about KCL and UCL?
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    The majority of people who get offers from LSE have at least 6-8 A*s at GCSE, so while your grades are by no means bad, they’re not realistically good enough for LSE without mitigating factors.
    ^ (I'm guessing that the exceptions are smaller niche courses like Philosophy and Anthro which don't have much of a body to select from, but the major courses you definitely get people with plenty of A*s)

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    I heard that was Oxbridge only? Also what about KCL and UCL?
    Nope. LSE offerholders tend to be Oxbridge applicants (and offerholders). You only have 8 GCSEs with no A*s. That doesn't look great, particularly for the most competitive law courses in the country. The fact that LSE bothers putting the "majority of A*s at GCSE" soft requirement on their website shows that this is a standard that they're willing to adhere to year in year out.

    I've posted a FOI request under a pseudonym in the hope of quantifying our advice. I'll add a link to this thread when LSE replies.
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    A LEVEL prediction; A*AA (Economics,English Lit,History)

    Say I do well in LNAT and my personal statement is good, will I stand a good chance to get into these universities for law? It’s a competitive course and I’m scared my GCSE’s may be a disadvantage compared to others. Thanks guys...
    Unless your school is god awful then I don't think LSE is really viable. You will be going up against people with 10-11 GCSEs with 6 A* + each and people predicted 3 A*. KCL has a fantastic law school and so does UCL which I think you have a good shot at.

    If you have a 'spare' choice there is no harm trying for LSE but if you don't and you want to possibly apply somewhere else then dont bother.
 
 
 
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